Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Some Challenges

I am pleased to say that I managed to get some challenges done yesterday; having done all the cleaning - except for the windows - I had time to do some crafting.

First I made 2 tags for *Tag Tuesday*, where the theme this week is Mad March hares or rabbits. The first tag uses a TH branch-tree, die-cut from some paper painted with acrylics. It has been mounted onto a tag cut from Anna Griffin paper. The edges have been inked with vintage photo. I have placed a Beatrix Potter rabbit in front of the tree, and added the sentiment *Run, rabbit run*, the first part of an old song from George Formby, The second tag has been water-coloured with pink, green and yellow, and I have used a vintage rabbit pair scrap.



The last piece is a postcard I have made as my last DT piece for *The Cheerful Stamp Pad*. The background has been painted with acrylics, and the umbrella men has also been cut from some hand-painted paper. The theme this week is *Wet and windy days*


Today we had a power cut for some unknown reason, the whole northern part of the town had no electricity. No phone, no computer, no coffee-maker, no light, no TV. It was just beginning to get dark, so at least I could see enough to find a candle. And by the light of the candle, I was able to read my Kindle. And the original meaning of *kindle* is to light up or set fire to something....But it was a strange mixture of old and new! I was very happy when everything was switched back on again!

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

25 comments:

  1. Hi Val, lovely tags, love all the rabbits! The umbrella man is great, too, wonderful colours! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. The wabbits are gorgeous. Love the tree and the paper it's cut out of - also the umbrella man. You are on a roll again, Valerie. Glad the power is back on. Hugs, Donna

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  3. Big pat on the back Valerie for getting the flat in order! Pretty little tags, love that AG paper, and love how you've painted umbrella man. Hope the light stays on today! Take care. Suze xx

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  4. Cor you were busy ! fab cheerful tags :)
    x♥x

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  5. Looks like you had a fun crafting time. Love your tags and those rabbits. The umbrella man is great, beautiful words.
    Yvonne x

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  6. Great tags! Power outings are the worst. You don't know what to do. Specialy if it's dark already. :)

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  7. Hi Valerie. Wonderful makes.
    Have a Lovely day.
    Regards Florence xx

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  8. Great tags and I just love your postcard - that man is perfect! And those red boots are delicious! Thanks for the visit.

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  9. Love all your tags Valerie! Glad you were not without power for too long.

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  10. All three of these are really great!

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  11. Wonderful tags (as always;)) I love them both- beautifully done!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  12. All three tags are perfection! Love the "run rabbit" especially :) Power don't know how we rely on it until it's missing...March is in like a lion here..hints of spring are teasing us..

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  13. Lovely, lovely tags Valerie. I'm afraid I failed miserably with this week's theme..:(
    Love the quote on tag # 3 too.
    Hugs xx

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  14. LOve these tags especially the rabbit people! :-)

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  15. What lovely Tags.. They make me smile...

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  16. Loving your colourful tags Valerie. x

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  17. Hi Valerie. We are having rain and it's not really a storm so to speak. We do need the rain. Oregon had it's power off for a bit as well. Love your tags, great job. Take care and thx for sharing. See you on Friday.

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  18. Very fun tags! All of the Spring images make such cute tags! ♥

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  19. Love the rabbit/hare tags Val. I really like the colours of Umbrella man, now that is cool.
    Glad the power is back on, we have those times during the winter for no known reason and happy we have a woodstove to keep us warm.
    Take care and hope you have a great evening.
    Lesley

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  20. Your tags are just beautiful! I adore those vintage rabbits and the colors are so perfect for spring. So happy the power is back on too ;) xoxo

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  21. I really like your tags! I hope you made them in your new red boots too!

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  22. These are wonderful! Love the tree out of that patterned paper... wow, it packs a punch!

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  23. Glad to see you are back on a roll and I just adore these fabulous tags. Love the fantastic colours and the gorgeous images.

    Marie

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